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Support & Survivorship

Support

Breast cancer can affect nearly every part of your life. That’s why the Wilmot Cancer Institute provides the area’s most extensive support services for patients and their families.

Survivorship

A healthy life after cancer is the goal of every cancer patient. But the best way to achieve that varies widely— depending on you, your type of cancer, and the treatment you received.

The Wilmot Cancer Institute offers the area's first Survivorship Program. We provide each patient with a comprehensive plan for life after breast cancer, personalized to your health, life, goals and concerns.

Palliative care

At Wilmot Cancer Institute, physicians from UR Medicine’s Palliative Care Program are key members of the care team, and they provide outpatient care at many of our locations, including Comprehensive Breast Care at Pluta. Palliative care focuses on alleviating the pain and symptoms — such as nausea and shortness of breath — that can come with a serious illness like cancer and its treatment. Sometimes confused with hospice, palliative care can accompany any and all desired medical treatment for cancer or other conditions. It is about helping those facing cancer and their families live better while they’re undergoing treatment.